Final Sights in Amsterdam

The houses in Amsterdam are built on pilings and, because the piling settle, the houses shift with time. As a result, all the older buildings are a bit crooked. How the windows and doors in some of these houses can continue to operate in the crooked walls is beyond me. The Sint Nicolaaskerk is a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, built in Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance styles. At the front of the church are two neo-Baroque towers with a rose window between them. The Hotel Di-Ann is an impressive structure composed of five buildings between the Herengracht and Keizersgracht canals.

And so, my European vacation came to an end. I walked the short distance from my hotel to the train station, took the train to the airport and headed back to San Francisco.

Crooked House

Crooked House

SOURCE: Crooked House (Amsterdam, Netherlands), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 Aug 2010.

Sint Nicolaaskerk 
Sint Nicolaaskerk

SOURCE: Sint Nicolaaskerk (Amsterdam, Netherlands), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 Aug 2010.

Hotel Di-Ann

Hotel Di-Ann

SOURCE: Hotel Di-Ann (Amsterdam, Netherlands), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 Aug 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to Final Sights in Amsterdam

  1. Hi Steve – I’ve enjoyed following you virtually on your trip. Thanks for sharing…

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